This Document Provides Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About:
What memory configuration do my frontend clients require to run the SAP BW 3.x frontend?
For Windows 2000 clients, you should have in minimum 128MB (recommendation: 192MB); for Windows XP you should have in minimum 192MB. For further information see note 321973.
I need reliable infomation about the possible platform and database combinations to install a SAP NetWeaver BI for my customer - how can I find them?
Enter alias "/platforms" and choose "Availability for SAP BW" from the navigation tree to get current information about database and platform combinations for the different SAP NetWeaver BI releases.
Can SAP NetWeaver BI be installed on the same database together with other mySAP components (MCOD-support)?
MCOD is released with restrictions for SAP BW 3.x. Please see this document for more details: SAP BW 3.x and MCOD
Which Web Browsers are supported by BEx Web?
Generally every web browser is supported but available functionalities my differ depending on the browser type and release.
For details please check notes:
Please note that the Web Application Designer always requires an Microsoft Internet Explorer installation (at least 5.5 SP2) on the same machine. This is only needed for the design of Web Applications and NOT for end users of web applications.
For further information on Browser support for NetWeaver please check the PAM .
Which versions of Microsoft Office are supported by SAP NetWeaver BI Business Explorer (BEx)?
Please check out the integration matrix "BEx Compatibility of Office Products".
Does the SAP BW 3.0 Administrator Workbench support SAP Web & SAP Java GUI?
SAP BW 3.0 is not actively supporting Web & Java GUI or investing into making the SAP NetWeaver BI Administrator Workbench run 100% on Web & Java GUI. However, general Backend (Basis/WAS) and Adminstrator Workbench functionality is working via these GUIs. Customers may use Web & Java GUI if the amount of functionality that works meets their requirements.
The following restrictions for the Admin Workbench are known today : Process Chains, InfoSet maintenance and Dataflow diagram.
Does the Business Explorer (BEx) Suite support any other platform but Microsoft Windows?
BEx components such as the Web Application Designer & BEx Analyzer only support Microsoft Office on Microsoft Windows. However endusers can access a light version of the Query Designer via a web browser. They can also access SAP NetWeaver BI Queries and Web Applications via web browsers running on multiple platforms. For details check the FAQs:
How can SAP NetWeaver BI and MS Analysis Services be integrated?
SAP supports 4 ways of integrating MS Analysis Services cubes into SAP NetWeaver BI :